Horizontal Boring & Doweling In Woodworking (continued)
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Forming a Pegged Joint
This is an excellent joint to use on drawer front to drawer side connections since it has the characteristics of the dovetail, but it is much easier to accomplish. First, cut the side and front of the drawer to size and then set the pieces in position as shown in Figure 11-13A. The miter gauge positions the work square to the spindle; the fence acts as a backup; and the table height is adjusted for edge distance. Bore the first hole and insert a dowel in it (Figure 11-13B) so the parts will be held in correct position for the holes that follow (Figure 11-13C). This method can be used for box corners as well as drawers (Figure 11-14).
Figure 11-13. (A) When preparing to bore holes for the pegged joint, cut the side and front of the drawer side connections and position them. (B) Insert a dowel in the first hole so the pieces will be held in the correct position for the holes that follow. (C) Continue boring, controlling the depth of the holes with the depth control. Click on image to see larger view.
Figure 11-14. The pegged joint may also be used for box corners. Click on image to see larger view.